November 15, 1805
Three miles down river the Corps set-up "Station Camp": " the wind luled and the river became calm, I had the canoes loaded in great haste and set out, from this dismal nitch where we have been confined for 6 days passed, without the possibility of proceeding on… our men all comfortable in their Camps which they have made of boards from the old village above."
November 16, 1805
The morning was beautiful and clear; camp was in full view of the ocean: " We are now of the opinion that we cannot go any further with our canoes & think we are at an end of our voyage to the Pacific Ocean."
November 17, 1805
"At half past 1oClock Capt Lewis returned haveing travesed Haleys Bay* to Cape Disapointment and the Sea Coast to the North for Some distance. Several Chinnook Indians followed him. those Chinnooks made us a present of a rute** boiled much resembling the common liquorice in taste and size. I directed all the men who wished to see more of the main Ocian to prepare themselves to set out with me early tomorrow morning***. the principal Chief ****of the Chinnooks and his family came up to see us this evening."
Haleys Bay* - Baker Bay, Pacific County, Washington
rute**- Seashore lupine
tomorrow morning***- The following persons accompanied Clark: Pryor, Ordway, Joseph and Reubin Field, Shannon, Colter, Bratton, Weiser, Charbonneau, Labiche, and York.
Chief ****- Chinook Chief Comcomly.
November 18, 1805
Clark leds a group to Cape Disappointment: "men appear much satisfied with their trip beholding with estonishment the high waves dashing against the rocks & this emence Ocian." Captain Clark
November 19, 1805 (Clark camped in the area of Long Beach, Washington. Lewis and the main party remained at Station Camp)
" I am informed that the Chinnook Nation inhabit this low countrey and live in large wood houses on a river… I proceeded on the sandy coast and marked my name on a small pine, the Day of the month & year." Clark
November 20, 1805
"found maney of the Chinnooks with Capt. Lewis. one of the Indians had on a roab made of 2 sea otter skins the fur of them were more butifull than any fur I had ever seen both Capt. Lewis & my self endeavored to purchase the roab with different articles at length we precured it for a belt of blue beeds which the wife of our interpreter Shabono wore around her waste." Clark
November 21, 1805
" different nations or Bands some of the Chiltz Nation who reside on the Sea Coast, Several of the Clatsops who reside on the Oposit Side of the Columbia …"
November 22, 1805
"O! how horriable is the day waves breaking with grat violience against the Shore throwing the water into our camp all wet and confined. " Clark
November 23, 1805
"Capt Lewis Branded a tree with his name Date & c. I marked my name the Day & year on a Alder tree, the party all cut the first letters of their names on different trees in the bottom."
November 24, 1805 (Historic Vote)
Having examined the coast, Lewis and Clark decided to invite the members of the expedition to cast their votes as to a location for winter quarters: " being now determined to go into Inter quarters as soon as possible, as a convenient Situation to precure the Wild animals of the forest which must be our dependence for subsistin this winter."
November 25, 1805
" The swells too high to cross the river… after dinner which was on Drid pounded fish we proceeded on up the North side to near the place of our Encampment of the 7th." Clark